The Quiet Force Behind Lawai International Center

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The Quiet Force Behind Lawai International Center

Posted by: Kim Steutermann Rogers
Destination: Kauai
Aug 26, 2011

lawai international center on kauaiThere are some people blessed with the poise of the Dalai Lama. They go through life exuding peace, not even Hurricane Irene could ruffle their feathers. I know two people, both women, like this. Whenever I think about adopting a more peaceful demeanor in my life, I think of Helen and Lynn.

Helen was my CPA. I always thought she was an oxymoron. About as unusual as my hippie friend Mel driving a cherry red, 350hp El Camino. But even with those of us who eked out every last second around tax time, Helen possessed a sublime equanimity that would make the Pope jealous. (I’ll work in Buddha soon. Wait for it.)

And, then, there’s Lynn. When I emailed her earlier this summer asking if I could bring a van-load of folks from the Honolulu office (a.k.a. the City Girls) by for a weekday visit, she not only said yes. She served tea and cookies. At a moment’s notice.

Lynn Muramoto is the quiet force behind the Lawai International Center and the focus of my newest feature story: Lawai International Center: A Life’s Purpose—and Some Shrines—Revealed. I invite you to read it. And, if you’re on Kauai the second and/or last Sunday of any month, Lynn welcomes you to experience this special place, an archaeological and cultural treasure in a valley long recognized as a healing sanctuary. Hmm, never got to the Buddha. Probably because the simile is too obvious.


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